Sunday, 26 May 2013

AT / AA 12

The Designers Republic - Re:mote

Another old one this time, an old favourite I stumbled across and downloaded a long while back. Probably at 2AM by the flicker of the CRT juding by how long I've had it. I've searched high and low for a legit copy of the EP that this is from - Misstress Barbara vs. Barbara Brown, Vol. 1, but annoyingly nowhere has a legal 320 copy of it to buy, only volume 2 it seems. I kinda like it though, I just love that techy house sound aside from Golden Boy's Or, I can't find much that sounds like it; any recommendations would be appreciated!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

AT/ AA 11

Robert Del Naja - Four Noble Truths

Double whammy today, as the bloke who does the art also has a hand in the tune itself. Robert Del Naja, better known as 3D of Bristol based Massive Attack does a lot of stencils among other things, he's gone from wildstyle tags in the Wild Bunch Soundsystem days to these politically loaded spray pieces. I can't say his art is a perfect compliment to his music, but it's still interesting to browse through, if a bit hard to come by. Enjoy it with the darker turn that Massive Attack took on their third LP Mezzanine.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

AT / AA 10

Sayuri Michima - Untitled

A week in and one week to go, this series has been alright so far hasn't it? Fast running out of art to put up like, but no matter, onto today's tune; another bit from Richie Hawtin's short lived F.U.S.E alias. The one LP under this name is pretty sweet, hard techno stuff against Warp's trend around the time for 'electronic listening music' (fitting, s this LP is part of the {Artificial Intelligence} series). The hard stuff has its own merits, but I have the biggest soft spot for that smooth sound that is trademark Warp, sit back and enjoy.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

AT / AA 9

Chiho Aoshima - A Contented Skull (2003)

Shinichi Osawa's The One is a bit of a wildcard when it comes to pressings, there's a bunch of different ones out there as I found when I picked up the expanded version with a ton of remixes on it. There's some strange changes on there too, like swapping out The Golden for a longer, alternate mix just called The Golden 2. The story's the same with Our Song, but in addition to the altered mix, the Japanese vocals of the original (A Lonely Girl Version) are swapped out with some different english ones along with a different subtitle (We Are All Innocent). There's both pretty stellar tracks, but the original is the one I fell in love with and am sharing with you lot today!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

AT / AA 8

David Firth - Coffeeshop Confidential (2009)

Sad news on Monday, as house mogul and defining voice behind Daft Punk's cult hit One More Time Romanthony passed away. And I feel like giving him just one song would be a disservice, so instead enjoy three of my choice cuts from Romanthony.

Monday, 20 May 2013

AT / AA 7

Kid Acne - The Chosen One (2013)

One from my early dubstep days this time. Back to 2008 when Rusko wasn't shovelling out bro-step and had just released Babylon Vol. 1. It still stands up today ad pretty much embodies the sound that I fell in love with dub for. Shame how it all turned out, but at least we have some good tunes to remember it by.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

AT / AA 6

Takashi Murakami - Melting Dob E (2008)

Commix have come back into my playlists again recently. Both because its been a while and to remind me to pick up their new stuff. Tucked away at the end of their debut LP Call To Mind is a remix by techno pioneers and living legends Underground Resistance. It's more techno than the drum & bass/house vibes of the album, but it fits in quite nicely.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

AT / AA 5

Jason Cawood - Salvaged (Untitled), 2009

Real rough day today. As much as I don't feel like posting there's one song that keeps on repeating, the haunting re-imagining of Olson from Boards Of Canada's Peel Session EP. A fitting compliment to the original, but no less full of all things Boards. Lends itself well to repeat playings alongside it's original counterpart. Enjoy.

Friday, 17 May 2013

AT / AA 4

VitaliV - Elvis

I must admit, for a long time I wasn't big on the Chem Brothers, aside from Star Guitar obviously. But I've picked up a few pieces here and there and back when a friend was kind enough to lend me his copy of Push The Button, and that's where I found this tune here. If we're talking progression, this tune nails it completely unlike the Deadmau5 method of builds, fakeouts and breakdowns. As an album closer, it's pretty much perfect.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

AT / AA 3

Copyright - Filth / Purity, 2010

Lotta history behind this one. Heard it a long time ago when I was a little Foxbat on Grand Theft Auto III, I probably shouldn't have being only around 6 or 7, but hey that's what older brothers are for isn't it? Fast forward to now, Omni Trio is one of my favourite drum & bass crafters, and the tune still sounds sweet as even 12 years later. It's also used in spectacular form as the opener of the Moving Shadow 01.1 compilation, track it down and give it a listen, the tracklist does not dissapoint.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

AT / AA 2

Kiki - Plate from Ballet Mecanique, Dudley Murphy & Fernand Léger, cinematography by Man Ray, 1923-1924

Old one from one of my favourite ambient dealers Oneohtrix Point Never here, from a cassette simply called Ruined Lives back in '08. The title track is a standout, a rather somber trip through a lot of synthesized goodness, a nice demonstrator of OPN's overall sound and one of his more accessible tunes at least until his love for arpeggiating comes in towards the end.

3 Juno,
-Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A Tune / An Art A Day

In the interest of keeping things fresh, I'm gonna switch to a pseudo-microblogging style for a bit. So I present to you my new idea: 1 Tune and 1 Piece of art a day for however long it takes for deadlines to be over (timetables are depressing). We'll get into bizness afeter the aforementioned art.

Tom Wesselmann - Smoker, 1 (Mouth, 12) 1967

Leading this is a little number from Simian Mobile Disco's second LP Temporary Pleasure. It suffers like many second albums, there is real gold on there in tracks like Audacity Of Huge, but they've been blogged to death. Here's a recent repeater of mine that comes in towards the end of the album, Bad Blood

Pop Is Dead,
-Claude Van Foxbat